Fred Bunsa has a passion for helping individuals and teams reach their full potential. He founded Praxis Partners, a Learning and Development consultancy, to achieve that vision. With over 20 years of work as a manager, sales consultant, and HR development leader, Fred has played key roles in successful efforts around sales force and leadership development, change management, strategic messaging, performance management, executive coaching, and program management. Fred possesses a deep understanding of the financial services world, with 16 years of direct experience in the sales and HR functions in that sector. What drives the most value for clients is Fred’s personal energy and commitment in partnering with them to achieve breakthrough results. Fred is a Linkage certified Executive Coach, as well as certified to give feedback on the cut-e, MBTI, Hogan, DISC and various 360° leadership assessment instruments.
Mary Jo Ammon
Throughout her 30+ year career, Mary Jo Ammon has been driving change! Her passion and expertise is helping leaders and teams define their business strategy, optimize stakeholder satisfaction, streamline business processes, diagnose and shape organizational culture, enhance employee engagement and win in the marketplace. Mary Jo’s professional satisfaction comes from working with leaders to reveal their personal best—for themselves and for the people they lead. This often involves partnering with leaders to identify self-development needs, create clarity around vision, establish accountability, inspire others to act, and measure outcomes. In addition to her years of experience coaching executives, Mary Jo has completed Advanced Coach training programs accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and she is an MBTI Certified Practitioner and a Leadership Practices Inventory Certified Coach.
Jeff Hatchell is an energetic executive coach with a background focused on leadership development and sales excellence for Fortune 500 organizations. He comes with an MBA and over 25 years of experience working in sales and people leadership roles in Fortune 100 companies. He is a certified Executive Coach trained through Corporate Coach U and has earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurial Studies through the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Jeff is also a sought after motivational speaker and is known to inspire his audiences to be their best and to bring their best to all they do. Jeff leverages his corporate experience when delivering training, workshops and facilitation to relate to his audiences and uses real world examples they can appreciate that helps them connect the training to their work.
Jeanne Westervelt Rice is an executive coach who specializes in leadership development, executive presence and communication skills. She draws on her 25-year career in corporate and nonprofit settings to help a range of leaders from sales and marketing to C-suite executives be more influential every time they communicate. Jeanne provides practical tools and strategies that build on each client’s natural strengths and bring about measurable, positive changes quickly. In addition to one-on-one executive coaching sessions, Jeanne regularly facilitates workshops on presentation skills, reflective writing for professional development and media interview techniques.
Juan Carlos Bernal
Juan Carlos Bernal helps professionals develop a more effective leadership style that is authentic as well as increasingly influential. He works with leaders to create an effective personal system for thriving in our hyper-competitive world, while also securing all they have worked for. For over 20 years Juan Carlos has worked as a consultant and business development coach specializing in the areas of marketing, sales and leadership. His work with clients takes him across the US and into the Caribbean where his bilingual proficiency is a major asset. Juan Carlos is a Certified Leadership Coach whose passion is to help entrepreneurs and executives alter their perspectives in order to uncover and maximize their energy and resulting leadership effectiveness.
Supriya Desai is a strategic change/transformation leader and professionally certified leadership coach who has managed, led or advised dozens of global strategic change and transformation programs from Six Sigma deployments to reorganizations, and post-merger integrations to operating model transformations. With almost 20 yrs of experience at world-class companies like Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott Int’l, PwC, IBM, EY and AIG, she brings a wealth of expertise to her writing, speaking and consulting. Supriya specializes in corporate strategy execution, change and transformation advisory services, and change leadership coaching. Her goal in working with leaders and businesses is to establish effective strategic change execution as a core competitive advantage for that individual and that business. Supriya writes and speaks extensively on the topics of change, transformation and leadership.
Adam Morgan is an international skilled training consultant, communicator and accredited psychometric practitioner and coach. Adam is recognized as a leader in changing behaviors and is in continual demand for his insight into customer trends and business growth. He is a passionate ambassador for sales and service excellence. Many people liken training with him as ‘training and a show’ because of the high energy, fun and light hearted approach he has to learning. His award winning consulting and training work includes the prestigious National Training Award in the UK and has worked with many of the leading hotels and resorts, retailers and financial institutions of the world with clearly defined and proven results.
Patricia (Patti) Killarney has an innate talent for training. Her calming presence and style of facilitating puts her participants at ease immediately, fostering a positive learning experience and making her a perfect fit for Praxis. Patti truly wants to help participants learn. She has utilized her polished communication, presentation and persuasion skills throughout the many key roles she has played in implementing significant change initiatives for many Fortune 500 sales forces, with a special emphasis within the travel, technology and pharma industries.
Bob Edwards specializes in human capital consulting. He is expert in assessment of, designing and implementing talent management systems. Bob’s experience and practical approach as a consultant is unique in that he has a broad background in executive, middle and line management.. He brings to Praxis his deep domain expertise in organization development, learning strategy/delivery, executive coaching, and “hands-on” implementation to enable enterprise solutions that translate into competitive advantage, top line results and increased profitability for his clients.
Patty Whitehouse is a certified professional coach, specializing in guiding individuals and groups through career enhancement, skill expansion and operational successes. With over 30 years experience in the corporate and financial services world, she brings to Praxis her expertise in assisting individuals and groups “navigate the corporate waters” to achieve outstanding results on complex projects. She is a skilled coach, public speaker and workshop facilitator in areas such as Conflict Management, Energy Leadership, and Project Management.
With over 20 years of commercial consulting experience, Dick Smith is a skilled executive coach and strategic advisor to leaders who are involved with significant organizational change initiatives. He built his credentials and expertise as a former Senior Partner at PwC in the Strategic Change Practice, and as the former Partner-in-Charge of the Center of Excellence for Business Process Transformation – Six Sigma at IBM Global Consulting. His success as a consultant is driven by his insights and his candor in expressing them. Dick brings a wide-range of tools and solutions to Praxis’ clients who are focused on how to align their strategy with the deployment of operational excellence.
Jerry Crofford is a dynamic senior Human Resource professional with a wide variety of field and executive-level human resource roles during his 30+ year career. He supported business leaders in the areas of operations, distribution, sales, marketing, finance, risk management, legal, and shared services centers. Jerry focuses his consulting work in the areas of talent management with an emphasis on the strategic use of Assessment Instruments. He is a skilled coach and mentor to leaders who are concerned with teamwork, cultural alignment, leadership effectiveness and employee/labor relations.
Bob Calamai is an accomplished and results-oriented professional, with extensive experience leading successful HR teams in varied business units of IBM. He served as an executive business partner to senior management, providing leadership and counsel to drive improved business results. He is an articulate communicator, able to establish credibility quickly with a proven track record gaining organization- wide support for change initiatives. With his many years experience at IBM, he has been able to bring his extensive talent management, employee development, recruiting, succession planning, and HR generalist experience to Praxis.
Cesar Teague has over 25 years of work as a sales manager, business development director, trainer and international sales consultant. He brings extensive international experience and value to Praxis and its clients. A skilled trainer, coach and consultant — especially for multicultural audiences — Cesar has contributed successfully to efforts around sales and tele-sales training, presentation skills and product training, coaching, and client management. Cesar has developed custom training programs in the areas of Compelling Presentations and Pitches as well as Advanced Train the Trainer Boot Camp.